1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1927
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Beige and Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

Rolls-Royce had firmly established itself as producer of ‘The Best Car in the World‘ with the 40/50hp Silver Ghost, an impressive automobile that had set the standard for smoothness, quietness and refinement combined with perfor mance, flexibility and reliability. When the time came to replace the Ghost with a new model for 1925, it was thus imperative that it should incorporate all the qualities of its predecessor. Bearing this in mind, Rolls-Royce opted not for a V12, V8 **or** straight eight engine configuration, all of which were tested and rejected, but rather for an overhead valve, longer stroke six cylinder motor with, as on the sidevalve Ghost, seven main bearings and the cylinders arranged in two blocks of three This time below a single detachable cylin der head, the result was an equally smooth power unit of 7,668c